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Edinburgh, 27-29 Cockburn Street

Shop (20th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 27-29 Cockburn Street

Classification Shop (20th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Craig's Close

Canmore ID 254655

Site Number NT27SE 5394

NGR NT 25781 73723

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (13 October 2008)

High relief bust of a jester in costume, holding his arms up to support the tiered tapering underside of the bay window projection.

Inscriptions : None [18 / 60 (raised numbers) between first and second floors of No.27]

Signatures : None [PK (raised entwined letters) on chimney head of No.27]

Design period : 1859-1860

Year of unveiling : 1860

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0033)


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